Waiting to Continue: The Venezuelan Asylum Seekers on Martha’s Vineyard, a documentary film created by Circuit Films, received the Outstanding Massachusetts Filmmaker Award at the Arlington Film Festival earlier this month. The award celerates the talent behind making the film as well as its cultural and social significance. Circuit Films is the filmmaking wing of the West Tisbury-based cultural organization Circuit Arts.

Directed by Ollie Becker, Tim Persinko and Tom Ellis, Waiting to Continue portrays the story of the 48 Venezuelan migrants flown to the Vineyard from Texas in September of 2022. Since its premiere at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, Waiting to Continue has earned acclaim on the Island and around the state.

More information can be found at Circuitfilms.org.